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Oct 7, 2009 1:21 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Body found on Sagaponack beach a suicide, police say

Oct 7, 2009 1:21 PM

Southampton Town Police say that a body found floating in the ocean at a Sagaponack beach on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 30, was that of a 60-year-old Sag Harbor man who apparently committed suicide.

Police said the man apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A gun was found at the scene.

The body was spotted floating in the water by a jogger near Peters Pond Lane at about 3 p.m.

Officers removed the man’s fully clothed body from the water. Detectives from Town Police and the Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad conducted an investigation and ruled the death a suicide, according to Town Police.

The man’s body was removed from the beach and taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office in Hauppauge.

MICHAEL WRIGHT

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Well...so who was it ?.....What's the mystery?
By pmofo (37), East Quogue on Oct 6, 09 2:31 AM
pmofo: The Editor of the Sag Harbor Express wrote that it is common practice in the press not to reveal the identies of suicides unless they are public figures.
By Sag (54), Sag harbor on Oct 6, 09 12:28 PM
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Those who immediately need to know, will.

It's still a small town...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Oct 6, 09 1:41 PM
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This makes no sense -- hasn't the man's family been notified by now? Why are the police remaining coy a week later?
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Oct 7, 09 9:58 AM
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Why do all you busy bodies want to know the guys name ? Just leave it alone and go gossip about something else !
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Oct 7, 09 10:07 AM
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PrivateerMatt, that's awesome! Everybody on here has to talk about every little thing!!
By jonnyhampton (29), Southampton on Oct 7, 09 11:07 PM
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yeah its like high school but worse.
By tookatz (83), westhampton beach on Oct 8, 09 9:14 PM
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By tookatz (83), westhampton beach on Oct 8, 09 9:14 PM
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By tookatz (83), westhampton beach on Oct 8, 09 9:14 PM
Jonnyhampton and tookatz: You guys are funny - you have both left multiple comments to different articles in the past day or two. Nothing wrong with that and it is a great feature of online newspapers, but why are you making fun of everyone who is doing the same thing ?
By Sag (54), Sag harbor on Oct 9, 09 11:27 AM
May this gentleman rest in peace. Prayers to his friends and family.
By Uncle Fester (61), Southampton on Oct 9, 09 5:38 PM
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By pmofo (37), East Quogue on Oct 9, 09 8:42 PM

Well...My question still remains ....Who was it ?.After all, the body of this unfortunate individual washed up on a public beach.....heheh....What's the big secret after all this time?
By pmofo (37), East Quogue on Oct 9, 09 8:42 PM
pmofo : you find a suicides body washing up on a public beach a laughing matter ? Strange .
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Oct 10, 09 11:29 AM